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Students, Faculty Help Make Innovation Day a Success

By: Brady W Moore   Published 2:10 pm / February 10, 2017

Faculty, staff and students helped turn science, emerging technology and research into interactive displays at JUMP’s inaugural Innovation Day.

Students and faculty gather for a group photo at Innovation Day 2017.The students, affiliated with the makerspaces in Albertsons Library and the College of Innovation and Design, crafted stations designed to engage and inspire parents and children of all ages including Jedi training, virtual reality, 3D printing, space rocks, Arduino light programming, drawing with machine code using AxiDraw and cardboard creations.

The Creative Technologies Association brought a collection of their favorite interactive creations and projects in progress to show off. Other student groups at Boise State showed off their skills and inventions as well, including: Space Broncos, Microgravity Team, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Alliance, students from the Gaming, Interactive Media and Mobile Program, International Climate Team, and the Make It VIP.

Scott Schmader, president of the Creative Technologies Association, planned, coordinated and implemented the interactions. Deana Brown, assistant professor, and Amy Vecchione, librarian and associate professor, facilitated as faculty advisors for this event.